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What do you think about the Dandelion?  Is it just compost or is it a herb or vegetable that can be profitable?


If you are looking to have the perfect golf course style lawn, it is a weed.  Poisons, pulling, burning or whatever means that you can find to get rid of this pesty plant do not always succeed.

If you are looking for a profitable plant that has many great uses, the Dandelion is a plant for you.  What is it good for?

  • Dandelion Wine:  uses the petals only from the flower.  It takes up to 11 months to “Cure”, but tastes great!  (My Aunt Vi made it every year)
  • A natural source of protein
  • Rich in Vitamin A
  • Excellent source of Vitamin B, C and E.
  • Rich in Potassium, Calcium and sodium
  • Contains some phosphorous and iron as well as nickel,cobalt,tin,copper and Zinc
  • Benefits the function of the liver.

It is also known in some cultures as a valuable survival food.  It contains all of the nutritive salts that are required to the body to purify your blood.

It is also credited with promoting

  1. Healthy circulation
  2. Strengthening weak arteries
  3. Cleansing skin blemishes
  4. Restoring the balance in the digestive system if you have suffered from severe vomiting


The Juice of the broken stem is applied to warts, then allowed to dry.  If you use it daily for two or three days, it will dry the warts up.  It is also used in the same way for corns, acne and blisters.

A diet with dandelion is also been connected to improving the enamel of the teeth.


I can tell you from personal experience that the greens taste great in a salad.  If you want to eat it like spinach,  boil it twice, changing the water each time that you do to get rid of a bitter taste that happens when you boil the greens.


Here is a list of the different conditions that we have read about or heard our elders tell us what dandelion will help cure:

Age Spots Corns Fever Metabolism (stimulates)
Anemia Cramps Gall Bladder Psoriasis Blisters,external
Dermatitis Gout Rheumatism Blood Pressure
Diabetes Jaundice Spleen Blood Purifier
Endurance Hypoglycemia Stomach Constipation Fatigue
Liver Problems Warts


You can use the Roots, Leaves and the flowers.  The flowers are not only a great gift from a young child in the form of a bouqet, but as I can attest a good wine.


Dandelions have been around for a long time.  If you want to improve your health, increase profit and help other improve their health, become a user of Dandelions.

Make a plan, pre-sell this herb and increase your profit.  Dandelions are no longer just a pesky weed destined to become part of the compost heap.


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